Life has been a bit hectic but here is my first review. It is about my favourite japanese restaurant in Barcelona, Nomo. One of my colleagues introduced me to this place during my first months living in the city. And I must say that it is a place I like to come back to and bring people.
Why do I like this place? Firstly the decor: sober, elegant and relaxing. The service is also good and friendly which is not always a given in Barcelona. The restaurant offers a wide range of traditional japanese dishes: tartares, tempura, teppan-yaki, sushis and sashimis with the use of high quality ingredients. The choice can be tough especially if you like to stick to your favourite dishes and at the same time try something new. The solution is to order half of each.
The last two times I have been there, I have ordered the unagi to foie no ura maki that combines eel and foie gras in a ura maki. So delicious. When I think about it, I want to come back for more. Last thursday, I also tried the hotate to foie no teriyaki which is a scallop with grilled foie and teryiaki sauce served in a spoon. The combination was nice, definitely interesting texturewise. But what I like the most in this place is the introduction of spanish ingredients in some dishes such as the iwashi no tataki or the sardine tataki marinated with iberic ham or the king crab tempura with pimientos del padron.
I find the price reasonnable given the quality offered too. Our last bill amounted 97,30 Euros for two people. We had 5 dishes and a bottle of Sadi-Malot champagne (35 Euros).
Carrer Gran de Gràcia, 13, 08012 Barcelona